Kate Rohde completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. She has become known for her jewellery and sculptural object-based practice. Rohde’s varied skills and interests have seen her work in a number of creative arenas, including collaborating with Australian fashion house, Romance Was Born on their Renaissance Dinosaur collection in 2010, and running skills development workshops in the remote Torres Strait islands.
Recent exhibitions include Luminous Realms, a solo survey of her work since 2006 at Craft, Magic Object; the 2016 Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 21st Century Heide at Heide Museum of Modern Art, and Obsessed: Compelled to make at the Australian Design Centre, which is currently touring several venues around Australia from 2018 – 2021. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Rigg Design Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria. Her work is held in both private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney.